Arterial Paving Project: 3rd Avenue
October 16, 2014
3rd Avenue is a primary arterial, connecting downtown to Queen Anne (and North Seattle) to the International District (and South Seattle). 3rd Avenue serves more than 3,600 vehicles per day, approximately 45% of which are buses, making this one of the most heavily used transit corridors in the country. Today, 3rd Avenue is marked by potholes, cracks in the pavement and seams in the roadway, which can be hazards for vehicles, bike riders and pedestrians.
Improving safety, accessibility and comfort
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will make road and sidewalk improvements along 3rd Avenue between Denny Way and Virginia Street. The project will include:
Unfortunately, we have not been able to secure the necessary funding to complete the project (originally scheduled for spring/summer 2015). However, we recognize the need to repave the roadway and intend to do so as soon as funding becomes available. The work is being postponed until at least 2016.
SDOT is committed to engaging with the community and understanding the needs in the project area. Nearby businesses and residents will receive updated information as the design is finalized and plans for construction evolve.
A public meeting was held on July 15 at the Belltown Community Center (415 Bell Street), where participants learned about the project, asked questions and met members of the project team.
To date, the project team has:
Click the links below to view our project materials:
Because we were not able to secure the necessary funding to perform the work in 2015, the project will be postponed until at least 2016. Prior to that time, SDOT will pursue funding to complete the work. The estimated project cost is $9.3 million.
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